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• Work party dates • Friends of Leasowes • Atlas and Malus dates • Donate • Trading company  • Guide to the canal •


CaRT Proposed Winter Notices 2017/18


WORK PARTIES
Work Parties down the arm on the following Sundays:

20th August
15th October
12th November
10th December

Meet at the Cabin 09:30
Safety footwear please. Hats, gloves, hot drinks and biscuits provided
Everyone welcome.


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  The kitchen is now closed for lunches - will re-open 21st & 22nd October

Friends of Leasowes
work parties - scrub clearance of canal bed

to be advised

All to meet at the car park off Mucklow Hill at 10 am. ( Subject to weather etc. )

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Atlas and Malus



Coombeswood Canal Trust and the BCNS jointly own and operate a working pair of heritage workboats; Atlas the motor and Malus its butty. These are run with the help of volunteers.

These are the latest crewing requirements with A&M, including DofE Residential dates which are subject to change depending on the number of bookings taken.:-

  • 15th May. Hawne to Titford. Sitters required.
  • 21st May. BCNS Summer Rally, Titford.
  • 29th May. Titford to Hawne.
  • 10/11th June. Work Party, Hawne Basin.
  • 8th September. Hawne to Windmill End. Sitters required.
  • 10th September. Black Country Boating Festival.
  • 11th September. Windmill End to Tipton. Sitters required.
  • 17th September. Tipton Canal Festival. Sitters required.
  • 24th September. Black Country Museum Boat Gathering.
  • 30th September. Black Country Museum to Hawne.

If you are interested in helping to crew Atlas and Malus or maybe becoming a ' boat sitter ' and explaining about the life on board a working boat and how the boatman's cabin could accommodate a family.

Then how about spending a couple of hours on the dates that request a " sitter ". There is a document available to help with the explanation and layout.

Anyone interested in helping out please let me know. A big thanks to those who have come along on any of the previous dates last year, it was a busy one! Without your help the boats would not be able to operate.
Paul Smith
paul.smith879@yahoo.co.uk

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Coombeswood Canal Company

This is the trading arm of the Trust and is wholly owned by the Trust. It's main activity is to provide boatyard facilities and run the shop where you can purchase a small range of chandlery for all your boating essentials such as cheap diesel, Calor gas, smokeless coal.
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Guide to the Dudley Number 2 Canal: Windmill End to Hawne Basin

Read/download the 'Guide to the Dudley Number 2 Canal: Windmill End to Hawne Basin', written by Ivor Chambers.
A hard copy is available in the bridge hole (on the left hand side) as you approach the Dudley No.2 canal at Windmill End, you will need a BW key to gain access.

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Coombeswood Canal Trust welcomes donations and are able to receive donations online using Paypal.             

 

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Coombeswood Canal Trust, a Company limited by Guarantee
Hawne Basin, Hereward Rise, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 8AW.
Telephone: 0121 550 1355  Mobile: 07761 555 353 
Skype Name: coombeswood
Registered Charity No. 1088978